George Webb (actor)

George Augustus Webb (6 March 1912[1] – 30 December 1998) was a British actor, best known for television, including his role as "Daddy", the father of snooty Hyacinth Bucket in the sitcom Keeping Up Appearances.

George Webb
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Webb as 'Daddy' in Keeping Up Appearances
George Augustus Webb

(1912-03-06)6 March 1912
Paddington, London, England
Died30 December 1998(1998-12-30) (aged 86)
London, England
Years active1965–1998
ChildrenMichael Webb
RelativesRita Webb (half-sister)

The son of Henry Augustus Webb (1880–1926) and Gertrude (née Bolingbroke), Webb was born at 41 St Luke's Road, Paddington in London.[1] He had two younger siblings, Denis Alfred (1913–1918), who was killed by a military vehicle at age five while picking flowers for his mother; and Joan (1915–1989) who committed suicide after years of ill health.

From his father's earlier marriage, George Webb was the half brother of the actors Rita and Harry Webb.[1] On 30 December 1998, George Webb, aged 86, died of natural causes. He left a son, Michael.[1]


Year(s) Title Role Notes
1965 The Wednesday Play Jim Ritchie 1 episode
1966–70 The Troubleshooters Henri Vassiere / Police Inspector 2 episodes
1990–1995 Keeping Up Appearances Daddy or Father 21 episodes
1995 Mr. Bean Headmaster (uncredited) 1 episode


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